Fine Blue & Gilt British Light Cavalry
Officer's Sword / Sabre, For Sale
In very good condition, a fine JJ Runkel Blue & Gilt British
Light Cavalry Officer's Sword / Sabre.
Apart from a sheathing wear line to the blade, some worm holes
to the grip (easily filled), a small mastic repair under the pommel
(where the grip wood is at its weakest) and light aging to the hilt
and scabbard, this sword is near new, 90% blue and gilt remaining,
pre-1802 British Royal Coat of Arms, made by famous cutler and Solingen
blade importer JJ Runkel.
The 32 3/16 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The steel hilt very good. The original leather on wood grip
is very good but for a few worm holes (treated) and a small repair
under the pommel. The heavy steel scabbard has age (mostly tarnish)
and a few minor scrapes / dings but is good. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
One of the very best condition 1796P's we have seen, and just £2500.
Please quote item reference AE37. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0833-1m (2.788).